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Buen Pastor Cathedral: Our most recommended tours and activities

San Sebastian: Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Bus

1. San Sebastian: Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Bus

Explore the Belle Epoque resort town of San Sebastian at leisure with a 1-day ticket to the open-top double-decker sightseeing bus. Learn the history of the Basque city with the complimentary audio guide, available in 8 different languages. You are free to get on and off all day long with the same ticket, while a complimentary guide and map contains all stops on the route to plan your visit. The buses are adapted for people with reduced mobility and have a sliding roof in case of rain. See the sites of the Parte Vieja (Old Town) and the ancient area beyond the Miramar Palace. Admire the grandiose buildings of Constitution Square and marvel at the 19th-century San Sebastián Cathedral and the historic bridges across the Urumea River.  • Aquarium/Paseo Nuevo • San Telmo/Parte Vieja • Plaza Guipúzcoa • Estación de tren-bus/Tabakalera • Gros • Playa Zurriola/Kursal • La Concha • La Perla • Playa Ondarreta • Peine del Viento • Funicular Igueldo • Barrio del Antiguo • Palacio Miramar • Catedral Buen Pastor

San Sebastian: Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Train

2. San Sebastian: Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Train

Come aboard this sightseeing train and you will discover everything that makes San Sebastian a unique and special place. The departure point is located in the heart of the historic city center next to the Cantabrian sea, on Paseo de Salamanca. The train route goes around the historic center, along the bay of La Concha to see the Santa Clara Island, Mount Urgull, the Miramar Palace, the Buen Pastor Cathedral, the Victoria Eugenia Theatre, and more. Hop on and off at your leisure. The vehicle, an articulated train with 2 carriages, has screens in case of rain, panoramic roofs in all carriages providing easy visibility for all passengers. They also have TFT screens with information about different places on the tour and the various excursions that you can purchase from the Donostia-San Sebastián City Tour office.

San Sebastian: Highlights Self Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

3. San Sebastian: Highlights Self Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Get to know San Sebastian at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of San Sebastian's most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be at the specific location.  At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination on the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. Start your tour from the much-photographed Bridge of Maria Cristina. Visit the San Sebastian Cathedral to admire its absolute architectural dominance over the city. Visit Plaza Cervantes and enjoy the statue of Don Quixote. Take a picture in the green city park with its ponds and lush vegetation. Go to Gipuzkoa plaza and be inspired by the unique architecture of the Town Hall. Visit the Church of Saint Bizente Eliza, the oldest church in the city.  Pass by the San Telmo Museum and soak up the vibe in Trinity Square. Be captivated by the Basilica Santa María del Coro. Feel the sea breeze as you view the seaside San Sebastián Aquarium.

San Sebastian: Guided Walking Tour with Pintxo and Drink

4. San Sebastian: Guided Walking Tour with Pintxo and Drink

Meet San Sebastian's most interesting spots by walking across its historic area! Join our local guides and do not miss any of the secrets that this emblematic city hides, learning every detail of its buildings and its people. Departing from the border of Old and New Towns (where the 19th century city walls were built!) we will take you through the serpentine Old Town streets, visiting the two main churches and the pintxo streets. Later on we will show you the expansion of the city during the early 20th century with the influence of the Spanish Queen Maria Cristina in the construction of many of San Sebastian's most characteristic buildings such as Hotel de Londres and Maria Cristina (named after her), the catherdal of Buen Pastor (Good Shepherd), the Tabakalera museum, Victoria Eugenia auditorium and many more. This activity includes a pintxo round in a traditional bar in La Parte Vieja, the Old Town! (Not included in the bilingual medium sized option)

From Bilbao: San Sebastian and Gernika Minibus Tour

5. From Bilbao: San Sebastian and Gernika Minibus Tour

Join our tour leaders and enjoy San Sebastian and Getaria village guided tours along the Basque Coast. The first stop is made in San Sebastián, where we will walk along the majestic bay of La Concha and enjoy the elegant buildings such as the City Hall and the Buen Pastor Cathedral before entering the bustling Old Town full of restaurants famous for their pintxos. In the afternoon we're going to take a deep dive into the heart of Basque history by visiting the legendary Gernika tree and the tragic bombing of the village during the Spanish civil war. Picasso´s Gernika portrayal will be visited along the way. The tour is done in bilingual (English and Spanish), so our guide will speak both languages simultaneously.

San Sebastian: Escape Game and Tour

6. San Sebastian: Escape Game and Tour

Combine the excitement of a sightseeing city tour with a game fun on this self-guided smartphone walking tour in X. Find attractions easily with the app's navigation function. Download the app and start the game by going to the first location. Use observation, logic, imagination, and teamwork to solve the riddle at each location, the riddles are always hard. Pause the app at any point if you want to take a break, stop for coffee, or spend some more time visiting one of the sights. Play the game at your own pace. Start your tour from the much-photographed Bridge of Maria Cristina. Visit the San Sebastian Cathedral to admire its absolute architectural dominance over the city. Visit Plaza Cervantes and enjoy the statue of Don Quixote. Take a picture in the green city park with its ponds and lush vegetation. Go to Gipuzkoa plaza and be inspired by the unique architecture of the Town Hall. Visit the Church of Saint Bizente Eliza, the oldest church in the city.  Pass by the San Telmo Museum and soak up the vibe in Trinity Square. Be captivated by the Basilica Santa María del Coro. Feel the sea breeze as you view the seaside San Sebastián Aquarium.

San Sebastian Secret Food Tour

7. San Sebastian Secret Food Tour

On our Secret Food Tour: San Sebastian, you'll enjoy the best Pintxos in the Basque Country. Your tour starts at the heart of the Center neighbourhood and during the tour you will taste 6 different Pintxos, wine, cider and a sweet bite and enjoy the cuisine award Basque gastronomy. You'll discover an utmost foodie experience and enjoy the unique way locals eat out. You'll start in a family owned business and historic Pintxos bar from 1942 in which you will learn how to pour Basque Natural cider and try premium 100% Iberian Ham. You will enjoy a freshly caught Oyster opened right in front of you. We'll take you to the heart of Gross, a young and vibrant neighbourhood. To a lively Pintxos gastro pub to try their iconic croquette. After that, we will head to a high-end wine bar to try two exclusive glasses of wine. One Txakoli (white) , one Rioja (Red). You will learn about Basque Country wines. For our next bite, the favourite among the locals, a "Pintxo de Tortilla ''. We will end the tour in the old town in a classic Basque restaurant known for their high-end Pintxos and its "Torrija" As with all our tours, there's our delicious Secret Dish.

San Sebastian : Discovery Stroll and Reading Walking Tour

8. San Sebastian : Discovery Stroll and Reading Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of San Sebastian, a city that unveils its rich heritage through iconic monuments, a historic old quarter, a picturesque waterfront, and a majestic cathedral. Every street corner reveals a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity, offering a captivating visual experience. The freedom to explore at your own pace, accompanied by a written guide, allows you to uncover the hidden gems of the city and fully appreciate the authenticity of San Sebastian. Magic unfolds with each step, whether strolling along the lively waterfront, savoring local culinary delights, or getting lost in the picturesque alleys. With the freedom to go at your own pace, San Sebastian unfolds as an authentic adventure, where each moment becomes an opportunity to appreciate the unique beauty and charm of this captivating Basque city.

San Sebastian : The Digital Audio Guide

9. San Sebastian : The Digital Audio Guide

Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of San Sebastian, a city that unveils its rich heritage through iconic monuments, a historic old quarter, a picturesque waterfront, and a majestic cathedral. Every street corner reveals a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity, offering a captivating visual experience. The freedom to explore at your own pace, accompanied by the digital audio guide, allows you to uncover the hidden gems of the city and fully appreciate the authenticity of San Sebastian. Magic unfolds with each step, whether strolling along the lively waterfront, savoring local culinary delights, or getting lost in the picturesque alleys. With the freedom to go at your own pace, San Sebastian unfolds as an authentic adventure, where each moment becomes an opportunity to appreciate the unique beauty and charm of this captivating Basque city.

San Sebastian: Private Walking Tour w/ Panoramic Views

10. San Sebastian: Private Walking Tour w/ Panoramic Views

First, you will visit the entrance of the town hall of San Sebastian, a former casino, and one of the most important meeting places for the bourgeoisie during the Belle Epoque. Going inside, you will travel back in time. The oldest area will show you what it was like to live in a fortified city near the border with lives depending on the sea and waiting for the battles to come. You will visit the historical areas like Constitution Square, beautiful narrow streets and head to the magnificent Buen Pastor Cathedral, stopping along the way at Guipuzcoa Square. Afterwards, walk through the promenade of La Concha Bay stopping at the beautiful Miramar Palace. Ending this walk, you will find the sculpture of 'The Comb of the Winds' from where the tour will continue up to Igueldo's hill, taking the popular funicular to enjoy the best view of the city and the bay. Return to the meeting point.

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What people are saying about Buen Pastor Cathedral

Overall rating

3.5 / 5

based on 123 reviews

Very nice, the only detail is a shame that the audio guide does not sound good and you miss out on learning things. Back to the helmets!

It was a great walking tour learning a lot about the history of the beautiful San Sebastian and finishing with Pintxos and a wine

It was a really good time👍 food was good, drink was good, and we could not got a better guide 😊

It went well, even though we booked in Catalan, and not a single sentence was made.

Great visit and magnificent guide Adur with his explanations and good treatment